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Lake Tahoe's Full-Service Remodeling Design Studio
MP DESIGN is a boutique full-service design studio. We specialize in remodels, from full house projects, to kitchens + baths, to custom built-in cabinetry designs down to paint color consultations, etc. Manuela is also a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS-NAHB) and can assist with assessing your home for modifications in order to allow a homeowner to comfortably live in their home for as long as possible. A fun fact about MP DESIGN: One of our Master Bath designs was featured on the HGTV Bang for the Buck TV show for which it won the challenge. "Interior Design with an Italian Eye for Design." MP DESIGN is a small woman owned full-service design studio. We specialize in remodels, from full house projects down to a tiny Powder Room redo, or custom built-in cabinetry to paint color consultation. We strive to provide not only well thought through functional designs but also creative and visually pleasing spaces which blend with the existing architecture. We practice a holistic design/remodeling philosophy. Our approach is to take all project aspects in consideration. This includes use of space, furniture layout, budget, value engineering, timing, resale value, etc. We walk you through the process, explaining pros and cons along the way and answering questions while keeping your goals and budget in mind. A bit about the designer. Manuela Paparella received her degree in Interior Architecture + Interior Design from UC Berkeley, CA in 1997. She has over 25 years of experience in designing kitchens, baths, full house remodels and small additions throughout the Bay Area. Being Italian, she possesses a natural and keen eye for design, detail and beauty. She also holds a Business Degree which she received in Switzerland prior to her moving to California. She is fluent in English, Italian, and German but can also communicate in Spanish and French. Manuela enjoys art, photography, hiking, cooking, sailing, snowboarding, fitness and traveling among many other hobbies. Link to our Houzz website (copy & paste link into web browser):

Services Provided

3D Rendering, Basement Design, Bathroom Design, Design Consultation, Drafting, Floor Plans, Green Building, Handicap-Accessible Design, Kitchen Design, Laundry Room Design, Lighting Design, Mudroom Design, Outdoor Kitchen Design, Pantry Design, Project Management, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, Wine Cellar Design, Art Selection, Attic Conversion, Bedroom Design, Closet Design, Color Consulting, Custom Fireplace Mantels, Dining Room Design, Entry Design, Furniture Selection, Home Theater Design, House Plans, Interior Design, Kids Bedroom Design, Living Room Design, Nursery Design, Space Planning, Home Office Design, Interior Design Full Service, Paint Color Consultation (Interior & Exterior), NAHB’s Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), Pre-Construction Consulting, Evaluation of prospective Home

Areas Served

Carnelian Bay, Crystal Bay, Dollar Point, Incline Village, Kings Beach, Olympic Valley, Sunnyside-Tahoe City, Tahoe City, Tahoe Vista, Truckee, Belvedere, Belvedere Tiburon, Corte Madera, Forest Knolls, Kentfield, Mill Valley, Ross, San Anselmo, San Francisco, San Rafael, Sausalito, Stinson Beach, Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, Woodacre, Tiburon/Belvedere, Kentfiled, Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Lake Tahoe, Montreux


Interior Architecture & Interior Design FIDER/CIDA accredited, UC Berkeley, CA-USAHGTV Bang for the Buck show for which our Master Bath won the challenge with 90 % ROI- aired on 8/28/2009


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(415) 505-8082


Kings Beach, CA 96143

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Biz Lic #02010074


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